Drew Nylen grew up in the interior of British Columbia, climbing and skiing in the Rockies, Selkirks and Monashees. His passion for the mountains and wild places has brought him to the arctic where he has multiple first ascents and descents on Baffin Island of the great arctic mountain ranges. In the summer Drew works for Arctic Watch & Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodges in the Canadian arctic and barrenlands as a kayak guide and fly fishing guide. As a cyclist he has completed two crossings of the north american continent accumulating over 11,000km's of distance travelled by bicycle expedition and is a firm believer in human powered adventure.
What’s your favourite type of fly fishing?
Dry fly on a 4wt for grayling.
Why do you love living where you live?
For 6 months of the year I live in the Canadian high arctic. It is a true frontiers land and everywhere I go and everything I do has to be planned and careful redundancies have to be made.
Favourite music style?
Delta blues and blue grass
Principles I live by?
Failure is the mother of success… get out, try hard, and be prepared to fail!